Tuesday, May 3, 2016

Why I'll Be Voting For John Kasich in the Nebraska Primary


For anyone who knows me, it's no secret that I dislike Donald Trump.  I wasn't a fan of him before he ran for president, but his campaign has cemented my opinion, built a monument atop it, and a bald eagle perches on the monument daily, waving an American flag whilst flipping off the Donald with its middle talon.

I hadn't planned on writing about this topic tonight, but with the unexpected news of Ted Cruz dropping out of the race, it seemed it was the right time.

A brief history of my preferences in this election season:
Beginning:
"Hey, I like Ben Carson.  He's a brain surgeon who saved a lot of lives, and he respectfully mouthed off to President Obama at that one prayer breakfast."
"Bobby Jindal kind of looks like he could be in my family.  Yay, Indians (the real kind)!"

Middle:
"Is Ben Carson asleep?  I can't take this anymore."
"Bobby who?"
"We need a candidate who is presidential, like a governor of a state that's not New Jersey."

Now:
"Hey, John Kasich is a governor, and he's actually done a lot of good things!"

So why am I voting for John Kasich in the primary?
1. He's a governor.
I like people with job experience.  Ridiculous, I know.  The governor's office is the highest executive office in a state, which is probably the best preparation a person can get for the highest executive office in the country.

He doesn't make flashy promises because he's used to the reality of the office.  Broker compromises, actually lead and govern, like a grown-up.

2. He's got strong faith.
Governor Kasich hasn't been afraid to break ranks with the GOP establishment when he felt his faith demanded it of him.  I respect that.

He has been in a Bible study group with the same group of men for 25 years.  This is a pretty clear indicator of his integrity.  Hard to share your life with the same people for that long if you've got skeletons in your closet.

3. He's a father of daughters.
While the governor is known for being prickly, so much so that his press secretary has e-mailed out the thesaurus entry for "prickly" to reporters, he's ultimately a realist.  He doesn't seem to be in this to watch the world burn, or to dig his heels in even when nobody else is going his way.  It truly seems that he wants to leave behind a country and world that is better for his daughters.  I know the feeling.

4. He's electable.
Sixteen polls in a row have him beating Hillary Clinton in the general election.  A vote for Trump is a vote for Hillary Clinton.

There are plenty of other reasons to like Governor Kasich, including his tendency to eat pizza with a fork like a civilized human being.  I encourage you to look him up for yourself and see whether you'd rather have him or a reality TV star holding America's highest office.

California and Oregon friends, especially, please consider voting for John Kasich!

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